Lifestyle InterVention IN Gestational Diabetes (LIVING)

This project aims to determine whether a resource- and culturally-appropriate lifestyle intervention program in South Asian countries, provided, after childbirth, to women with prior gestational diabetes, will reduce the incidence of worsening of glycaemic status, in a manner that is affordable, acceptable and scalable.


Open-label parallel group pragmatic individual randomised controlled trial with blinded primary endpoint adjudication, preceded by an intervention development and optimisation phase

Study sites:

16 hospitals in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka; monitored by The George Institute; AIIMS, Delhi; CCDC, Delhi; icddr, b, Bangladesh; and RemediumOne, Sri Lanka

Current status:

Ethics approval obtained; formative phase completed; intervention components developed; staff recruited; participant recruitment initiated at all sites